Appleseed (Movie)


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Appleseed (2004)
Japanese: アップルシード

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2004
Studios: Digital Frontier
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #28872
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Popularity: #1451
Members: 56,137
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Synopsis

Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. Into this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance to the future of humanity.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nike
Supporting
Yamada, Miho
Japanese
Oeonus
Supporting
Matsuoka, Fumio
Japanese
Hestia
Supporting
Nishikawa, Ikuo
Japanese
Glaucus
Supporting
Deucalion
Supporting
Kaneko, Yoshiyuki
Japanese

Staff

Aramaki, Shinji
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Good Luck" by Basement Jaxx

Ending Theme

"Anthem" by Boom Boom Satellites




More reviewsReviews

Oct 10, 2007
infinity (All reviews)
--> Intro:
Appleseed (AS) tells the story of Deunan and Briaeros, mates on the battlefield. The story revolves around battles, mechas, utopian philosophy and some romance. You will also know about Bioroids, which are cloned humans, but with distinct identities.

--> Animation: (10/10)
Really, earning a 10 from me is tough, but Appleseed really amazed me in terms of sheer graphic quality. It's a perfect blend of traditional animation, coupled with very well made CG. The backgrounds and environments are extremely detailed and well done. The same quality can be found in the character designs. Just see how detailed Deunan's hair is, or how the general mechas are read more
Apr 22, 2008
Blank (All reviews)
In a word: Disappointing.

I was told this was cyberpunk and expect a dark film. Just reading about it, it would appear that the film is spot on in earning a post-cyberpunk moniker. Perverted uptopia? Check. Mecha/Human enhancements? Check. Violence? Check. Electronic soundtrack? Check. Rainy/depressing environments? Check.

The beginning of the film lives up to these expectations, as well. It opens with a random battle that sets a mood the rest of the movie doesn't follow. Appleseed is too happy, too shallow, too cheesy, and too dull to be considered cyberpunk. The story is very shallow and predictable. Plot twists are figured out long before they are read more
Dec 6, 2008
Proserpina (All reviews)
STORY: 5/10
The plot wasn't all bad. The internal conflict was a particularly fascinating thing, particularly when you find out who the real enemy is. And the idea that a peaceful society is really a cage may be used a lot, but is still interesting in its own way. However, for people like myself who haven't read the manga beforehand, the history of this distopian universe might be difficult to comprehend, thus decreasing any real enjoyment plot-wise, as you're left wondering "why?" the whole time. All you get is that some global war is going on, and then "bam!" suddenly this "utopia" comes into play, and read more
Mar 1, 2011
GoodEnoughForMe (All reviews)
The 2004 remake of the Appleseed story is a watchable affair, but one that seemingly increases the flaws of the original 1988 release while also detracting from its strengths.

Appleseed once again benefits from a strong female lead, one not afraid to kickass, and one not sexualized. Deunan is picked up by members of E.S.W.A.T, an elite special ops unit, and is immediately entrusted with a lot of the most vital secret of Utopia, an attempted, get this, utopian human city. This city is home to a population made up half of human, and half of Bioroids, genetically manufactured being with suppressed emotional states, designed read more

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